Feds Start Wait List For DTV Converter Coupons
Program has reached its $1.34 billion funding cap...
by Karl Bode 10:15AM Tuesday Jan 06 2009 Tipped by Mactron
Back in 2007, the government announced
it would be giving each household in the United States two coupons to help pay for digital adapters, made necessary by the February 17, 2009 transition from analog to digital television. But with the program now running out of cash
, the government has announced they'll be putting those who need the coupons on a waiting list. According to the Associated Press
, the waiting list was created by the NTIA on Sunday after the program hit a $1.34 billion funding limit set by Congress. Nielsen estimates that as of December, 6.8 percent of the 114 million U.S. households with televisions remained completely unready for the digital transition.